MEDIATIONS ARE NOW BEING CONDUCTED
ONLINE OR IN PERSON (PER CDC GUIDELINES)

 

25 Division Ave., South, Suite 500
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 682-7000

MEDIATION

DIVORCE & FAMILY

Mediation offers a better way to resolve personal disputes privately and confidentially, with resolutions which satisfy the needs and interests of both sides. It is far and away the most cost-effective resolution tool for divorce.

 

BUSINESS

Mediation offers a better way to resolve business conflicts privately and confidentially. It makes it possible to reach a resolution which satisfies the needs and interests of both sides. It is far and away the most cost-effective resolution tool.

OTHER DISPUTES

It is impossible to list all the types of disputes settled in mediation. About the only types of disputes we don’t mediate are union bargaining disputes, wars, and other international disputes.

MEET THE

MEDIATOR

Robert Wright

DISPUTE RESOLUTION GUIDE

In our courts, judges decide winners and losers of disputes; arbitrators do so in private hearings. But in mediation, mediators help parties resolve their disputes on their own terms by listening and asking questions to discover their needs and interests and ways to meet them for both sides. However, many disputes can be resolved without the intervention of a neutral third party  if the disputing parties can simply listen to one another using the skills of a mediator. This free tool is designed to assist people to do so.

LATEST ARTICLES

Online Dispute Resolution in a Post COVID-19 World

Online Dispute Resolution in a Post COVID-19 World

Online dispute resolution, both arbitration and mediation, are now available even from home. For some time, mediators and arbitrators have been using video conferencing to resolve disputes between people from different area codes, cities, states and countries....

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BINDING AGREEMENTS IN MEDIATION

BINDING AGREEMENTS IN MEDIATION

By Robert E. L. Wright, Mediator and Arbitrator A federal district judge in Detroit has upheld rulings by a bankruptcy judge and a federal magistrate enforcing a settlement agreement reached in mediation. The Debtor/Defendant attempted to avoid the terms of the...

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Preparing for a Successful Mediation – Part 4

Preparing for a Successful Mediation – Part 4

(This is the final installment of a four-part guide to help participants prepare for mediation. It began as a checklist for attorneys to use when preparing themselves and their clients to achieve better outcomes in the mediation of a court-connected matter. As more...

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